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MassHire Department of Career Services Disabled Veteran Employment Counselor in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Disabled Veteran Representative Employment Counselor - (2400004Y) 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday 37.5 hours/week \$55,079.44 yearly Are you a Veteran that would like to make a difference in the lives of other Veterans? This MassHire Department of Career Services (MDCS) position is a Veteran funded position. Appointment to this position must be made in the order of preference provided by Public Law 100-323, as follows: First to qualified service-connected disabled veterans: then, if no such disabled veteran is available, to qualified eligible veterans; and if no such eligible veteran is available, to qualified person (as defined in 38 U.S.C.) Applicants claiming veteran preference must provide a copy of their DD-214 Member 4 copy and when claiming disabled veteran preference must provide a copy of their DD-214 Member 4 copy AND statement of disability from the Veteran\'s Administration. Applicants applying via internet must ensure that required military documents, DD214 Member 4 copy and CURRENT U.S. Department of Veterans\' Affairs (VA) statement of disability letter, are submitted prior to closure of job announcement. MassHire Department of Career Services (MDCS) oversees the Commonwealth\'s network of One-Stop Career Centers, that assist businesses in finding qualified workers and providing job seekers with career guidance, as well as referral to jobs and training. MDCS strengthens the Career Center system through continuous improvement processes, and innovative business practices that maximize resources, foster partnerships, and engage employers to ensure a skilled, motivated, and adaptable workforce capable of meeting the emerging labor market needs of the Commonwealth, now and in the future. The Disabled Veteran Representative provides intensive services and facilitate placements to meet the employment and training needs of veterans, prioritizing service to special disabled veterans, other disabled veterans, and other categories of veterans in accordance with priorities determined by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary); review and analyze Career Center Veterans information through records, tests, interviews and observations; advise clients on such matters as creating employment plans and developing job search techniques; confer with agency staff and others on clients\' behalf; conduct counseling interviews; respond to inquiries regarding eligibility for/benefits of/procedures related to various Career Center programs; act as liaisons to associated public and private service organizations; compile educational and other information as needed and perform related duties as required. QUALIFICATIONS First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in employment counseling, vocational counseling, guidance, placement counseling, rehabilitation counseling or educational counseling, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. SUBSTITUTIONS: I. A Bachelor\'s or higher degree with a major in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the required experience.* *Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: None. COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.